LEGAL PROCESS, METHODS AND INSTITUTIONS

LAW5PMI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Legal Process, Methods and Institutions introduces students to the study of law, the core legal institutions and sources of law in the Australia. The subject places the study of law in the context of legal practice, legal theory and issues of justice. Students develop essential skills for studying law including case analysis, legal problem solving, legal research and written and oral communication. The subject examines what is law and explores both adversarial and non-adversarial approaches to dispute resolution. Topics include the history of law making in Australia, the doctrine of precedent and the origins of legal reasoning, indigenous law and its relationship with the common law, the legal profession, legal community centres and current problems of access to justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesMid Semester Assignment, Oral Presentation, Take Home Exam

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Victorian Criminal Charge Book

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJudicial College of Victoria

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PublisherJCV

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Various cases and statutes

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Resource RequirementN/A

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PublisherAvailable on-line

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the framework of the Australian legal system including its core institutions and sources of law
02. Demonstrate astute cognitive and creative skills in working with case law
03. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate to the legal discipline
04. Critically examine the historical, social and theoretical context of Australia's legal processes, methods and institutions
05. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of academic integrity and awareness of the consequences of any failure to comply

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Problem Solving Exercise (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (3500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5